Core Rotation: Emergency Medicine

Contact:  David Schneider

Location: Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, Kaiser Medical Center of Santa Rosa, Children's Hospital of Oakland


Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital maintains a very busy community Emergency Department with approximately 30,000 patient visits per year. Residents on ED rotations work directly with staff Emergency Physicians to evaluate patients and perform a variety of procedures.
 including laceration repair, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, casting, splinting, and others. A full range of diagnostic modalities are available, including MRI, ultrasound and angiography.
Residents complete two four-week rotations in the ED each of the two first years of training. In addition, residents work closely with the ED during inpatient rotations to admit patients to the Adult Medicine and Obstetrics services. Residents seeking additional experience in Emergency Medicine may use some of their elective time during the second and third years to sharpen their Emergency Department skills at our hospital and other nearby hospitals in more rural settings.